School Contacts

(Updated 17.07.2023)
Schools and Youth organizations, interested in setting up an ARISS radiocontact with an astronaut onboard the International Space Station, are invited to submit an Application and an educational project.
The next submission window extends from September 1 to October 27, 2023.
The school selection will take place in December 2023.
The space conversation will tentatively be scheduled in the period extending from July to December 2024.
The Application is to be addressed by email to :
DECLARATION: ARISS cannot guarantee that the contact will be operated
An ARISS Mentor will guide you through the selection process. If your project is selected, he will help you prepare for the contact and a successful event. He will assist you all along the procedure.
IMPORTANT: not wait till the deadline of the Application Window to submit your requests! Your application could be not accepted !!!


The space agencies entrust ARISS with the task of implementing amateur contacts for schools, allowing students to put questions to astronauts on board the International Space Station and receive their answer direct from space.
Candidate schools shall prepare a space oriented educative and submit it, together with an "Application" document, to the ARISS School Selection Manager Francesco De Paolis, IKØWGF.


IMPORTANT : Please read carefully the documents available in the right column.

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